Army moved to violence-hit areas of Haryana

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Army columns have been moved for deployment in violence-hit areas of Haryana, an army official said on Friday.

According to an army spokesperson, requisition was sent for army deployment at nine locations – Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonipat, Panipat and Karnal.

“An army column has been moved to Rohtak and the rest too will be moving as soon as they are ready,” an army spokesperson said.

In Haryana’s Rohtak, a rampaging mob set private and government property and vehicles on fire, after which state authorities called for army deployment. Haryana Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi spoke to army chief General Dalbir Singh while Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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